Rage Against the Machine are a band that is almost impossible to match in their sociopolitical outrage, unbridled energy and groundbreaking creativity. The group hasn't played together since 2011, but Prophets of Rage are out doing their best to keep RATM's legacy alive, and now Stone Sour have joined in that cause, by covering the iconic band's "Bombtrack" — the lead cut off the group's watershed 1992 debut album. Listen to Corey Taylor and Co.'s rendition below.
Stone Sour's bluesy, pissed-off take on Rage Against the Machine's "Bombtrack" is but one of 15 pummeling trips down memory lane featured on Hammer Goes 90s, the companion CD to Metal Hammer's new '90s-themed issue. Elsewhere on the disc, Halestorm cover Soundgarden's "Fell on Black Days," Enslaved tackle Faith No More's "Jizzlobber" and Hatebreed crush Sepultura's "Refuse/Resist."
Stone Sour released their sixth album, Hydrograd, back in June. The band recently announced a slew of fall North American shows behind the record, with support from Steel Panther, Beartooth, Man With A Mission, and Cherry Bombs on select dates. They're also set to perform at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest (a merger of Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot's respective festivals) in early November. Find a full list of dates here.
Here's the original for comparison:
Hammer Goes 90s Track Listing:
1. Stone Sour – "Bombtrack" (Rage Against The Machine) *
2. Halestorm – "Fell On Black Days" (Soundgarden)
3. Prophets Of Rage – "Shut Em Down" (live) (Public Enemy)
4. Epica – Replica (Fear Factory)
5. Hatebreed – Refuses/Resist (Sepultura)
6. Powerwolf Night Crawler (Judas Priest)
7. Enslaved – Jizzlobber (Faith No More) *
8. Cult Of Luna – Bodies (Smashing Pumpkins)
9. 36 Crazyfists – We Die Young (Alice In Chains) *
10. Fleshgod Apocalypse – Heartwork (Carcass)
11. Whitechapel – Strength Beyond Strength (Pantera)
12. Palm Reader – Bachelorette (Bjork) *
13. The One Hundred – New Skin (Incubus) *
14. Eighteen Visions – March Of The Pigs (Nine Inch Nails) *
15. Were I Blind – Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode) *
* Metal Hammer exclusive